India hits back at Pakistan PM over Hafiz Saeed's case
BJP hit back at Pakistan's inaction over Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, saying India will act against the chief of Jama'at-ud-Da'wah if Pakistan fails to do so.
MoS Home Hansraj Ahir, said, "We won't decide our nation's strategy on basis of what Pakistan says. We consider Hafiz Saeed a terrorist. It will be good if Pakistan government takes action but even if they don't, we will."
Ram Madhav, BJP National Gen Secretary, Plenty of evidence against terror activities of Hafiz Saeed have been collected by countries, it's all available to Pakistan government but they want to turn a blind eye. For a PM for whom Hafiz Saeed is 'saheb' what evidence can anyone supply to him."
The stern response from India comes after Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said no action can be taken against Hafiz Saeed
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that there is no case registered against Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Islamabad.
"Action is taken when there is a case registered [against someone]," said Abbasi in an interview, quoted Geo TV.
The Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief is also looking to contest the 2018 general elections in Pakistan and has, thereby, formed a party by the name of Milli Muslim League (MML). Pakistan has recently prohibited Saeed's JuD and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) from collecting donations. Saeed has been grabbing headlines often since his release from house arrest in November. He was placed under the same in January 2017.